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Hello. I need help! I got a Betts and 2 days later it looked loke his skin was peeling so i got Life guard all in one treatment for ick and fungus. The next day I noticed my snails looked dead. I read the fine print and its not supposed to be used on snails. I transferred all 8 snails to a bowl of fresh water and all but 1 are alive now. The betta died. A week later I see my neon has ick. I took out the snails and put in anotherbtank until the treatment is finished. My question is how do I re introduce the snails to the tank? Completely clean the tank that contained the ick maybe? I heard the snails cant get ick but can be contaminated with ick and reintroduce the ick to the tank again once o out them back in. Somebody help please!
 

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I recommend using cupramine for ich. What I do is I put the treatment in the tank until the fish show no signs of ich left. Then I put carbon in the filter (IDK if this works for Life Gaurd) to get rid of the copper in the tank. Do a water change then add the invertabrates back in
 

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They might I would leave them somewhere else for 1 month so that any ich survivors all die out because they don't have any fish to attach to
 
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Your right. That's what I read. My fish already acts like he feels better t hours after the 1st dose. Hes not floating to the side anymore and I see another fish has a few spots. The 3rd fish looks fine. Glad I caught it early! Thanks for your help! Sonyou know how long I should wait from but another betta? I sure wont get any from Wal-Mart again! That fish messed up the whole tank. Ive had it for years and I have never had a single problem except algea and 2 algae eaters and snails cleared that up in 1 night!
 

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So glad to hear that your fish are better, my 3 goldfish had recently gotten ich too and sadly one died in the process, but they are all better now.
 
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Yea ick comes out of nowhere and attacks quick! As soon as I say hes looking better he started turning to the side again. Wish I could do something else, poor thing!
 
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I have my snails in a huge tupperware bowl with no filter and its starting to stink. Should i change the water?. I cant wait till the treatment is over. My fish still has the same amount of spots and isnt eating too good. I dont know what i should do today was the 3rd treatment. Poor thing is getting his color back but so skinny and floating on his side still. Is the treatment not working?
 

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If the treatment continues to not work accordingly I would try cupramine then I can be more of a help. As of changing the water I don't think you should unless it specifically says to do so. If you change the water then you will get the items contaminated and get rid of the medication
 

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Omg wait did you have carbon in the filter when you did the medicine?! Carbon gets rid of medications in the water maybe that's why you aren't noticing any changes
 
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No i took the filter out. Its still on but bo carbon filter in it. Today is day 4 of treatment and the fish still looks and acts the same. Tomorrows supposed to be the last day of treatment. Is it not working? Should i try something else?
 
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Oh i see about the cupramine now. Ill go to pet smart soon. I really think what im using is not working.
 
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Another update! I just found my fish dead. The other 2 have no signs of being sick at all. Should i finish tomorrows last treatment and clean the tank the next day or shouldni try a different treatment just incase? Also we have a new betta waiting to be put in the tank and have to put the snails back. The betta and 2 other fish like eachother through the glass lol. It looks like theyre playing with eachother. I feel sorry for the betta in this tiny bowl!
 
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